New Music: BTS feat. Nicki Minaj – ‘IDOL’

Fresh off her “Goodbye” collaboration with Jason Derulo and David Guetta, Nicki Minaj teams up with South Korean boy band BTS on the global banger “IDOL.”

Chun-Li shouts out Korea (“What’s good Korea? / You know I’ve been a boss for my whole career”) and John Mayer (“I’m here, word to John Mayer / Body’s a wonderland, my face is top tier”) on her spitfire verse.

According to a press release, the song is “inspired by Gqom, a popular style of house music that has emerged from Durban over the last decade.” It features traditional Korean music mixed with EDM and trap to create a dynamic global sound.

“IDOL” is set to appear on LOVE YOURSELF: Answer, a repackaged version of BTS’ May album, which includes seven new tracks. The group will kick off their “LOVE YOURSELF” world tour on Aug. 25 and 26 at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul.

Watch the colorful video for “IDOL” (sans Nicki) below.